What is a Hot Stone Massage?
Well, the clue is in the title! A hot stone massage is a type of massage that uses smooth, flat heated stones, which are lined up along your spine, in your hands, on your legs and between your toes for a full body experience. They are known to be one of the most relaxing types of massage that you can get. The stones are used as they have a high iron content, which retains heat well. The aim is to detox and heal the body.
What Will Happen During a Hot Stone Massage?
Hot stone massages will sometimes begin with a classic Swedish massage technique to help get your muscles ready. The masseur will then begin placing the stones on the key points of your body that we mentioned above. As the stones work to relax and heat your muscles, your masseur will be able to apply more pressure, helping to relieve your body of those aches and pains without putting you in any pain or discomfort. A common myth is that these massages are painful due to the heat from the stones, but it's not true at all! The stones are heated in a controlled manner, and are monitored to make sure they do not rise above the allowed temperature. However, people do have different levels of pain tolerance, so if you do feel any pain or discomfort, just let your masseur know and they can adapt it to make you feel more comfortable.
What Should I Wear to a Hot Stone Massage?
It may sound obvious, but you will definitely want to dress in comfortable clothing. Try not to wear too many layers when you go to your session, especially with a hot stone massage as you will be naked for the massage. You will be partially covered with a towel or a sheet during the session. It's better to wear looser clothing so you can easily remove it when required to do so.
Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage
This massage has similar benefits to the traditional Swedish massage, but due to the addition of the heated stones, it does also have some extra advantages. It is said that hot stone massages can actually improve your sleep, boost your immune system and help to relieve symptoms from some diseases too. Of course, like all massages it will help you to relax and reduce your stress, sounds pretty good to us!
Can Everyone Have a Hot Stone Massage?
Due to the heat from the stones and the amount of pressure, not everyone will be able to have a hot stone massage. Pregnant women and children cannot have this type of massage. Anyone who has high blood pressure, migraines, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, epilepsy or any other similar conditions should not have a hot stone massage. If you've recently had any surgery, then it is also not advised to have this massage. It's always best to check with your masseur first if you have any concerns, and they can advise you.
What Happens After a Hot Stone Massage?
Hot stone massages will release lots of toxins from your muscles, so it's not unusual to feel a little tired and washed out. The best thing to do is to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. This will help to flush everything out of your system. You may feel a little sore, but you shouldn't be in any pain, take a little time to relax!
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